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Hoisting of Pakistani flags, raising of slogans case
Violent clashes in Srinagar after Masarat taken to Budgam PS
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: After remaining out of jail for one month and 10 days, senior Hurriyat Conference (G) Masarat Alam was this morning arrested by police in connection with a case pertaining to hoisting of Pakistani flags and raising Pakistani slogans during a rally here on April 15. His arrest led to clashes between protestors and police after Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and its adjoining areas. Hurriyat (G) has called for a general str...
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Tral march foiled; Restrictions, shut down in adjoining areas
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: The separatist sponsored Tral march was foiled today by the authorities with restrictions in Tral and its adjoining areas and placing under house arrest of some separatist leaders. Police placed under house arrest Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), who had given a call for march and Shabir Ahmad Shah, president Democratic Freedom Party (DFP). However, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held a protest rally in old Srinag...
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Arrests, detentions can’t quell struggle: Hizb
SRINAGAR, Apr 17 (CNS): Militant outfit Hizbul Mujhdeen Friday said that arrests and house detention of Hurriyat leaders like Syed Ali Geelani and Masrat Aalam will neither quell “freedom movement in Kashmir nor it can break the resolve of Kashmiri people.” In a statement to CNS, Hizb spokesperson Salim Hashmi while quoting Hibz Chief Syed Salahudin said that during his address to Hizb Command Council, Salahudin said that “government of India i...
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PIL on repairs of Jammu-Srinagar highway
Court grants weeks’ time to UoI to file status report
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: The High Court today granted week’s time to file to file status report on steps taken to repair the ditches on Srinagar-Jammu highway to make it motorable. As the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) came up for hearing a division bench of the High Court comprising of Justice M H Attar and Justice B S Walia directed the Union of India (UOI) to file status report by or before next date of hearing. The chief engineer Public Works K...
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Mirwaiz leads rally from Jamia Masjid
‘Indian media projects one-sided biased picture of Kashmir’
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat (M), today led a protest rally at Jamia Masjid here against the “killing of a youth in custody in Tral.” During the rally, Mirwaiz demanded immediate revocation of “draconian laws” including AFSPA, release of political prisoners, and bringing to justice the culprit personnel involved in the killing of Tral youth. He also stressed upon the international community to break the silence and s...
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Hurriyat-G calls for strike
SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Hurriyat Conference (G) has called for a strike tomorrow against the arrested of Masrat Alam. Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a statement also said the strike will be against the killing of youth in Tral and biased coverage of Kashmir by Indian media. The strike call has been supported by Shabir Ahmad Shah, president Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) and Syeda Asiya Andrabi, chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Milat. Meanwhile, a spokesm...
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Cong unimpressed with action against Masarat
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Congress was on Friday unimpressed by the action against hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam, and wondered whether they have been arrested under charges of sedition for committing "anti-India act". "Jammu and Kashmir government should tell under what sections have Masarat Alam and Geelani arrested. We keep arresting people on attending assembly in an unlawful manner u...
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PDP-BJP should act firmly on Masarat’s rally: CPI
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Friday said the PDP-BJP coalition should act with firmness in response to Masarat Alam's separatist rally. "The coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir should act with firmness. What we discuss at the political level to find solutions for the valley problem and the state of Jammu and Kashmir is different, but separatists cannot have a free hand to do whatever they like," Raja ...
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BJP follows zero-tolerance towards separatism: Jitendra
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Prime Minister's Office and MP from Udhampur, Dr Jitendra Singh, said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) follows a principle of zero-tolerance towards militancy and separatism. Singh's statement comes after the separatist leader Masarat Alam was earlier in the day arrested from his residence in Jammu and Kashmir over a planned rally in Pulwama District's Tral ar...
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Jammu Bar suspends work against Pak flags in Valley
JAMMU, Apr 17 (JNF): The work in High Court Jammu wing as well as Subordinate Courts Janipur complex remain paralyzed due to work suspended by the J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu against hoisting of Pakistani flag in Kashmir by separatist leader Masarat Alam. The J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu today in the High Court and District Court Complex, Jammu held a peaceful demonstration protesting the hoisting of Pakistani flag in Kashmir ...
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Darbar Move: Offices to close in Jammu on Apr 24
JAMMU, Apr 17: Civil secretariat and other offices of Jammu and Kashmir government will close in this winter capital city on April 24 and reopen in Srinagar on May 5, as part of "Darbar Move", the bi-annual practice of shifting of the state capital. "The Civil Secretariat and other offices will close in Jammu on April 24 and will reopen in Srinagar on May 5," Chief Secretary Iqbal Khandey said while reviewing the "Darbar Move" arrangements here...
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PDP-BJP had pre-poll understanding to polarize J&K situation: Mir
JAMMU, Apr 17: JKPCC Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir has said that PDP-BJP had a pre-poll tactical understanding to polarize the situation in both the regions by exploiting the regional and religious sentiments of the people to secure their respective mandate. Addressing a one day convention of Congress workers of Gandhi Nagar Assembly constituency at Kunjwani here, today, Mir said that delay in the formation of government after declaration of Assem...
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Railways examining alternate routes between Katra, Banihal
NEW DELHI, Apr 17: Railways is examining the suggestions of Sreedharan Committee on realignment of route between Katra and Banihal as part of the final leg of the Kashmir rail link project. The Sreedharan Committee has suggested for realignment in the Kashmir rail link project. Lot of issues were involved here, the Committee was constituted on High Court order," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Friday. The Committee had suggested th...
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Situation will be controlled in Kashmir: Dy CM
KATRA, Apr 17: Referring to a spate of events in Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said it was "nothing new" and the situation will be brought back to normalcy. "These things do take place. All things will be controlled. Situation would be brought back to normalcy," Dr Singh told reporters in Katra today. He was replying to queries about recent events that took place in Kashmir Valley. Separatists led b...
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Cartoon Corner
Cong foresees mid-term elections in J&K
JAMMU, Apr 17: Congress on Friday attacked the BJP for "allowing" the release of separatist leaders like Masarat Alam in Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that the state will witness mid-term polls within a year. Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma asked the cadre to remain prepared to ensure a thumping majority for the party in the mid-term polls. He accused the Narendra Modi-led government of allowing the release of separatist leaders like Masarat A...
> Pak waiting to engineer cross-border intrusion: IGP
> Man arrested in Nowshera for ‘murdering’ wife
> Several SHOs shifted in Jammu
> PDP nominates Rafi Mir as Gen Secy
> Jammu Bar suspends work against Masarat’s statement
No variations in weather conditions
SRINAGAR, April 17: The state metrological department revealed that weather was likely to remain dry and pleasant across the state in coming weeks. The officials at MET department said weather may possibly not witness much variation except for some precipitation during next week. During the last couple of days valley received rainfall at various places however the intensity has been low. According to state MET office Srinagar received 27.0 mill...
> Mufti visits Farooq
> Geelani arriving on Apr 15
> Mushtaq Zargar’s mother passes away
> Assure immediate compensation to flood affected: KCCI
> Hizb supports strike call for Saturday
Curbing internet neutrality
The manner in which some of the telecommunication companies in India have offered free access to select websites through a controversial plan on their network exposes their monopolistic designs besides dealing a severe blow to the idea of internet neutrality. It is no surprise that the online portal Flipkart had to pull the plug and walk out of the relationship and break its tie up with Bharti Airtel a few days back. In its controversial plan, t...
> Demolition on Jhelum banks
> AIIMS as a divisive slogan
> Sterilise communal discourse instead
> Some sense amid nonsense
> Vandalism in Gulmarg
Western Angst over Armenia
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
I am an admirer of all things Turkish. I have fond memories of a few days spent in Turkey, exploring its rich tapestry of history and heritage, especially in Istanbul. I have yet to come across a more fascinating city. Muslims in the subcontinent share strong cultural and historical ties with Turkey thanks to the long Muslim and Mughal rule in India. The founder of Mughal dynasty Babar was of Turkish stock and wrote his fine memoirs, Tuzk-e-Babr...
> He's Back..! - By Robert Clements
> Battle against pollution faces major challenges - By Yashwardhan Joshi
> Dealing With Terror..! - By Robert Clements
> Horrifying realities from communal outbursts to human rights abuse - By Humra Quraishi
> Return of Pandits: More confusion than clarity - By B L SARAF
Time to declassify Bose files
By Kalyani Shankar
Will the Modi government release the classified Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose documents and put an end to the debate that is going on? It is indeed good news that Prime Minister Modi has assured Netaji's family that he will personally examine the case for the declassification of the secret Netaji files. The PM's assurance in Berlin this week has given new hope to those who have pushed for a declassification of Bose documents. It is also good news ...
> Why a Central University in Ladakh? - By Muzaffar Hussain
> The Armenian Genocide - By Gwynne Dyer
> The lost "Kingdom"! - By M. Ashraf
> Return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley - By Prof (Dr) Upendra Kaul
> Litterbug..... Proud of being filthy - By Tajamul Hussain
A tribute to and engineer
Dear Editor, T.K.Basu, one of the most Competent structural Engineers of our country, was associated with almost all the major bridge and building activity in Jammu and Kashmir, passed away on 8th April at Delhi. He was associated with M/s Bildrite Constructions Kolkatta, who were awarded the construction work of New Amira Kadal and Babadhram Das bridges in Srinagar in early eighties. Subsequently, he became a Design consultant for PWD ,JKP...
> Anti-public race for vote-bank politics
> Need for dialogue in J&K
> Nehru exposed in snooping Netaji’s family?
> No ‘separate clusters’ for KP migrants
> Why JKPSC not following govt order
Majority of J&K doesn't subscribe to separatist viewpoint: Cong
NEW DELHI, Apr 17 (Agencies): The Congress on Thursday condemned the Pakistan Foreign Ministry's accusations of India using 'excessive force' against separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, stating that a majority of the people in the Valley do not subscribe to their views. "A majority of the people in the Valley do not subscribe to the views and the actions expressed by Masarat Alam. So the Pakistan Foreign Ministry statement is utterly wrong and th...
> SC extends Jayalalithaa's bail till May 12 in DA case
> Naveen Patnaik bats for net freedom, writes to TRAI chairman
> Lawyer found dead near Tis Hazari court complex, murder suspects arrested
> HC seeks Delhi govt's response on petition against 'arbitrary' tobacco ban
> Centre backs Assam's claim on crude royalty from PSUs
Hinduism not a religion but a way of life: Modi
VANCOUVER, Apr 17 (Agencies): Accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a Gurdwara and a temple here and said Hinduism is not a religion but a way of life. Modi and Harper, who arrived from Toronto, went straight to the Gurdwara. They participated in the prayer meeting and were presented 'saropas'. Addressing the gathering there, Modi said the Sikhs in Canada had won respect for India th...
> Canada has capabilities, India provides opportunities: Modi
> India, China run by forceful leaders: TIME
> 26/11 Case: Pak court summons 5 witnesses on Apr 22
> Netaji's kin meets PM, seeks declassification of secret files
> India will set climate change conference agenda: Modi
Localised competitions imperative for motivating youth to sports: Rana
JAMMU, Apr 17: Provincial President National Conference Devender Singh Rana on Friday said that holding wrestling competitions will go a long way in motivating youth to take up traditional sport and make a mark at various levels. Giving away winner and runner up trophies to the champion wrestlers at the finals of Indian Style Wrestling Competition at Jhajjar Kotli this evening, Rana said that sports have immense potential as a career and theref...
> J&K Police to organize 'Run for Fun, on Apr 19 : ADGP Armed
> JKIIANS outshines in inter school TT competition
> Fixing IPL matches can be taken to "bare-minimum": Neeraj Kumar
> Rana lauds growing youth participation in rural sports
> IGP Armed finalises arrangements for ‘run for fun’ marathon
Jaitley pitches for low taxes, taxpayers as 'partners not hostages'
WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (Agencies): Promising a 'modern tax system' with low and globally competitive rates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has assured foreign investors against any retrospective action and said taxpayers will be seen as "partners and not as potential hostages or victims". For domestic taxpayers also, the rates need to be low as taxes are seen as money being forcibly transferred from citizens to the state, but the tax net should be w...
> HC seeks details of money spent by Justice Sen Commission
> I-T dept names 31 major tax defaulters who owe 1,500-cr
> Petrol price cut by 80 paise/L, diesel by Rs 1.30/L
> India tops in remittances, receives USD 70 billion
> Reforms on the anvil to spur adoption rates
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